28 APRIL 2015
Are you feeling lucky? Contest season is upon us - but depending on where you reside, only 1 of these contests will be open to you.
The Geek Week Contest
If you're still riding high on all the photos and news coming out of Star Wars Celebration, and you live in Alabama, you've got plans this Saturday: going to Books-A-Million's Star Wars event, which will involve costume and trivia contests and other themed activities for adults and kids. They're also giving away a Star Wars prize pack on Facebook.
They're also giving away something even better in their SDCC contest. The winner gets 2 SDCC badges, hotel room and airfare. Not a bad contest at all - but it's running for 2 months, which means you'll be competing with half the planet. So factor that into your optimism level.
Deadline is 25 April.
The Down Under Contest
This contest says it's from 20th Century Fox. However, it requires a purchase and looks incredibly unofficial.
It's open to Australians only. To enter you have to buy a "Fox TV product" marked with a sticker mentioning this promotion from a JB Hi-Fi store. Then you officially enter the contest online with your purchase receipt number and say in 25 words or less what excites you most about going to Comic-Con. Yes, 25 words or less. You have to be both excited and succinct.
Here's what the winner gets: the usual two badges, airfare and hotel, plus 1 "cosplay costume shop gift voucher" for $120.00 and a $500.00 Visa card for both people, plus a Meet & Greet with a TV or film personality.
I don't know. I hate to stand in the way of an Australian nerd's happiness, so I'm posting this and hoping it's legit.
Deadline is 24 May.